Oct. 19 2011
Lansing is known as "The City in the Forest," having been designated a Tree City 23 times. But now the city’s forestry chief tells me his depleted ranks can hardly keep up with the demands of chopping...
Secret ballot on Oliver Towers?
Oct. 12 2011
Meyer told the committee: “I polled every member this afternoon. This decision was made this morning, I polled every member and have concurrence with the exception of one that was a voicemail and...
Legal experts say bringing a tribal casino to Lansing faces huge hurdles
Oct. 12 2011
“I don’t see any possibility of a tribal casino being allowed to be constructed in the city of Lansing,” said Robert Stocker II, chairman of the gaming practice group at Dickinson Wright...
Volunteers, community leaders pull together to continue weekend food supplement program for area schools
Oct. 12 2011
R a m o s , along with a team of community o r g a n i zers includ- Ramos in g Pa u l Shaheen of the Ingham County food systems group, Kathe Smith from the Mid-Michigan Food Bank and Randy Bell from Ingham...
Oct. 12 2011
He’s aware of HB 4770, which passed the state House last month 64-44. It would ban the state or any other public employer from offering benefits to same-sex or opposite-sex live-in couples who are...
Setting the stage for an occupation at the Capitol this weekend
Oct. 12 2011
What started out as advertisements by the instigative, Canadian-based magazine Ad Busters has grown into a global social movement protesting the distribution of wealth and the grip on democratic politics...
Oct. 12 2011
“I think we’ve got to keep the momentum going because it’s impossible to translate the issue of the greed of Wall Street into one demand, or two demands. We’re talking about a democratic...
Oct. 5 2011
The latest addition to East Lansing’s Chesterfield Hills Neighborhood, 359 University Drive completed in April 2011, is a traditional two-story style house that is aesthetically pleasing to our traditional...
A casino would bring jobs and revenue to Lansing, but how much and at what price to other operations in Michigan?
Oct. 5 2011
On Friday, following reports that his administration is negotiating for a casino, Bernero issued a written statement saying his “administration strongly supports the concept of a casino in Lansing...
The Lansing Housing Commission anticipates a “major expenditure of funds” with Oliver Towers proposal; LCC would have a parking problem; oh, and Bernero calls LCC’s position on wanting Oliver Towers “infantile.”
Oct. 5 2011
In a Sept. 7 letter to the Housing Commission Board from Executive Director Patricia Baines-Lake, she explains that negotiations will need to cover “concerns of LHC’s Board, the site’s...
Red Cedar proposal shows differences between candidates, sparks 'negative' campaigning
Oct. 5 2011
Martinez, a former state representative, narrowly beat Washington, a first-time candidate, in the primary, receiving just 57 votes more than her in the Aug. 2 election. They emerged from a field of five...
Corporations call the shots in the new age of broadcasting
Oct. 5 2011
How times have changed. After a number of corporate buyouts, much of the local on-air talent in Lansing (and beyond) is gradually being replaced by nationally syndicated shows that are recorded and produced...
Sept. 28 2011
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: 406 Clifford St. is neither the best nor the worst of propertie, but it’s highlighted here with good reason. Today, right now, it is at a pivotal...
Thousands of kids could go hungrier after a food delivery program for elementary school children ends.
Sept. 28 2011
The Weekend Survival Kit program provided participating elementary school kids with backpacks of food for the weekend twice a month to supplement the family’s food at home, said Kathe Smith, operations...
Sept. 28 2011
I heard the same courtesy claps only hours earlier at a "welcome forum," where Snyder defended to a theater full of rightwingers why he favors taxing Internet purchases, creating a body mass index for...
Sept. 28 2011
But not everyone drinks coffee. This time I decided to look into something everyone reading this does usetoilet paper, one of life’s often overlooked daily necessities (except when you run out!)....
Most City Council candidates aren’t on the same page as their union endorsers when it comes to the city’s Red Cedar Renaissance proposal
Sept. 28 2011
Jeffries and Wood, along with Councilman Derrick Quinney, were the three who blocked the proposal which asks the public to approve allowing the city sell parkland for unspecified development from getting...
Richard I was a man of many faces, according to Sharon Kay Penman
Sept. 28 2011
By BILL CASTANIER So who is this Richard I, also known as Lionheart? Is he the crusader of popular myth from tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men? Was he the aloof, reckless warmonger and anti-Semite...
Lansing officials say Lansing Community College had its chances to acquire the Oliver Towers property; LCC disputes it.
Sept. 21 2011
Interviews with city and LCC officials over the last two days revealed different recollections of what transpired since 2008, when voters rejected a millage to construct a new headquarters for the Capital...
Sept. 21 2011
People are often drawn to architectural styles that suit their personality. It is no wonder attorneys Natalie Alane and Mary Chartier were immediately attracted to the Victorian residence at 403 Seymour...

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